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Brandon Bittner

Golf Instructor - Rick Smith Golf Academy At Trump LA


PGA Crest

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Rick Smith Golf Academy, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

About Brandon

Brandon began his career in the golf industry in 2005 on the outside services staff at Cumberland Country Club, a private club not far from his small western Maryland hometown of Mount Savage.

After becoming an Assistant Golf Professional in 2010, Brandon began to develop his passion for teaching. In 2014 he began working for Golf Made Simple Golf Schools where over the last 9 years he accumulated over 16,000 teaching hours(4500+ hours on-course instruction) helping golfers from over 35 countries. This experience has influenced him to personalize his teaching and communication for each golfer in both private & group instruction programs in his current role with the Rick Smith Golf Academy At Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.

After continuous hard work, Golf Digest chose to honor Brandon as one of the Best Young Teachers in America for 2023/2024. This prestigious honor was achieved through his commitment to his golfers and passion for mentoring fellow instructors.

Brandon is looking forward to putting that commitment & passion into helping you achieve your goals and providing a memorable instruction experience.

If you're interested in learning the cause of your inconsistencies and where to begin in correcting it, contact Brandon today and book your Complimentary Swing Assessment!


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Brandon in Action

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Brandon's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Brandon's Facilities

Rick Smith Golf Academy

Rancho Palos Verdes CA

*Coaching available to public

1 Trump National Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6173

Begin Your Journey

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